MediaTek CEO and Vice Chairman Receives Global Semiconductor Alliance's Highest Honor


Dr. Rick Tsai awarded the 2023 Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award

HSINCHU, Oct. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), the voice of the global semiconductor industry, today announced MediaTek's Vice Chairman and CEO Dr. Rick (Lih Shyng) Tsai as the 2023 winner of the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award. He will be recognized for this prestigious achievement during the GSA Awards Dinner Celebration on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif.

"I'm thrilled to honor this year's Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award recipient, esteemed industry luminary, Dr. Rick Tsai," said Jodi Shelton, GSA CEO. "This recognition is the utmost honor within the GSA, exclusively awarded to distinguished and influential individuals in the realm of semiconductors and associated ecosystems. Dr. Tsai has consistently served as a trailblazer and prominent figure in our industry. His remarkable business acumen and the high regard he commands within the semiconductor industry has left a significant imprint, making a substantial impact."

Established in 1999, the first GSA "Exemplary Leadership Award" was given to Dr. Morris Chang, chairman and chief executive officer of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC). Today, the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award recognizes individuals for their exceptional contributions to the semiconductor industry. MediaTek holds the distinct honor of having two of its leaders presented with GSA's Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award, as MediaTek's Chairman MK Tsai also received this recognition in 2015.

"The past few years have proved how pivotal semiconductors are in keeping us connected and driving innovation throughout the entire technology ecosystem. My vision has always been to make great technology more accessible, and it's been remarkable to see this come to fruition over the course of my career," said MediaTek CEO Dr. Rick Tsai. "I am deeply honored by this recognition from industry leaders, and I am truly proud of what the MediaTek team and TSMC, as well as Taiwan's fabless industry, have achieved over the years."

Dr. Tsai has cemented MediaTek as a leader across a wide variety of market segments including smartphones, smart TVs, and connectivity. Under his leadership, MediaTek reached record revenue and is committed to investing in key technologies for new opportunities including edge AI and automotive. Dr. Tsai has driven MediaTek's rapid expansion in Asia, and the company has made big strides in markets like North America, Europe, and Japan to solidify the company as a driving force within the semiconductor industry. Dr. Tsai has facilitated environmental programs through corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. He has also committed that by 2030 all MediaTek's worldwide offices will be powered with 100% renewable energy, and by 2050 the company will reach its goal of net zero emissions.

Dr. Tsai received his bachelor's degree of science in physics from National Taiwan University in Taipei and holds a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Cornell University. Prior to joining MediaTek in 2017, Dr. Tsai served as chairman of Chunghwa Telecom following his role as the President and CEO at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).

About GSA

GSA is Where Leaders Meet to establish an efficient, profitable, and sustainable high technology global ecosystem encompassing semiconductors, software, solutions, systems, and services. A leading industry organization that represents 300+ corporate members, including more than 120 public companies, GSA provides a unique, neutral platform for collaboration, where global executives interface and innovate with peers, partners, and customers to accelerate industry growth and maximize return on invested and intellectual capital. Members of the GSA represent 75 percent of the $575B+ semiconductor industry and continue to grow. For more information, visit

About MediaTek Inc.

MediaTek Incorporated (TWSE: 2454) is a global fabless semiconductor company that enables nearly 2 billion connected devices a year. We are a market leader in developing innovative systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile, home entertainment, connectivity and IoT products. Our dedication to innovation has positioned us as a driving market force in several key technology areas, including highly power-efficient mobile technologies, automotive solutions and a broad range of advanced multimedia products such as smartphones, tablets, digital televisions, 5G, Voice Assistant Devices (VAD) and wearables. MediaTek empowers and inspires people to expand their horizons and achieve their goals through smart technology, more easily and efficiently than ever before. We work with the brands you love to make great technology accessible to everyone, and it drives everything we do. Visit for more information.

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